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adjective, lair·i·er, lair·i·est. Australian Informal.
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a lair.
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Origin of lairy

1905–10; apparently to be identified with British, especially Cockney slang lairy cunning, knowing, conceited, respelling (representing dial. pronunciation) of leery1
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British Dictionary definitions for lairy


adjective lairier or lairiest
  1. gaudy or flashy
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Word Origin

C20: from leery
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